Abilene is a very quiet and comfortable little town. They are very friendly to military and have quite a few decent restaurants. I grew up in big cities so I'm not used to small towns, but, the lifestyle here in Abilene would be great for any family. They Abilene has the most churches of any town of its size. The zoo locate in this town is surprising. This is considered a military town since they cater to the military and its occupants. This city is within 2 hours of the nearest big city of Dallas/Fort Worth area. The neighboring cities of Wylie and Tye are considered up and coming because of the influx in oil drilling.